Wellesley's Bungalow, a popular tourist attraction in Thalassery, is a gorgeous colonial manor with serene and quiet surroundings. The Bungalow derives its name from Lord Arthur Wellesley the first Duke of Wellington. Lord Wellesley is famed for introducing cricket to the region of Thalassery in the 18th century.
It is believed that the Bungalow and the surrounding land were used by Lord Wellesley and his companions for practicing cricket in those early days. Thus, the Bungalow occupies an important position in the history of Indian Cricket. Today the building is the regional Sub Collector’s residency.
The Bungalow is easily accessible from all parts of the town. It is located near the Thalassery Fort and is close to other attractions of the town such as the Juma Masjid and the English Church. With its history woven into architectural beauty, the building attracts visitors in all seasons.